Anxiety workshop for performers set

HOLLIS – A “Conquering Performance Anxiety” workshop will be presented by the Hollis Arts Society’s Performance Guild on Saturday. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the workshop from 9 a.m.-noon. The workshop will be held at the restored antique Lawrence Barn on Depot Road in Hollis.

This exciting workshop focuses on the interests and needs of performers such as singers and musicians, as well as public speakers and professionals required to do presentations. Participants will explore their own unique pathways to ensure success in overcoming performance anxiety. The workshop concentrates on specific structural strategies that can be incorporated into a daily routine that will help to support a new public confidence.

Elements include the exploration of genetic predisposition, self-esteem, setting realistic goals, preparedness and balancing the tension between internal and external evaluation. The approach offers theoretical presentations, individual exercises and group interaction, for a fast-moving, exciting and informative three hours.

Kim Bolling, a noted professional singer, voice coach and doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England, will be the workshop presenter. Kim specializes in coaching students to overcome performance anxiety, honing audition and performance techniques, perfecting foreign and general language pronunciation and developing professional presentation skills.

For more information, call Suze Scholl, president of the Hollis Arts Society at 880-4730. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and $8 for HAS members. Tickets can be purchased by calling 880-4730 or at the Lawrence Barn. Tickets include the workshop, materials and refreshments. Everyone is welcome!